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STERLING SCHOLARS NAMED IN SOUTHEASTERN UTAH

In keeping with 15 years of tradition, outstanding high school students were honored in the Southeast Utah Sterling Scholar Awards on April 18.

Winners and runners-up in 12 categories were honored for their excellence in leadership, citizenship and scholastic endeavors at the awards ceremony held at White-horse High School in Montezuma Creek, San Juan County.Awards ceremony announcers were Larissa Oliver of Whitehorse High School and Dennis Kaniatoby, a community leader, who presented awards to winners and runners-up.

During the awards program Donald V. Jack, Superintendent of San Juan School District, gave a challenge to all the Sterling Scholars encouraging them to continue their scholastic excellence in their educational pursuits. Also, Francine W. Holly of Whitehorse High School offered a well-deserved tribute to the parents and teachers of all Sterling Scholar nominees.

Interim entertainment consisted of a musical number of John Phillip Sousa's "Washington Post March" by the Whitehorse High School Band. A drama performance was given of "Amadeus" by Dallyn V. Bayles of Green River High School, the winner of the speech/drama category. Finally, a saxophone solo was offered by Charlotte Roberts of Monument Valley High School, the winner of the music category.

The Southeast program is one of five regional Sterling Scholar Awards programs that cover the state. The program is patterned after but not part of the Deseret News - KSL Television Wasatch Front program started in 1962 to recognize accomplishments of high school students.

Participant schools of the Southeast Utah Sterling Scholar program include Carbon, East Carbon, Emery, Grand County, Green River, Monticello, Monument Valley, San Juan and Whitehorse high schools.

Judging of the Sterling Scholar finalists took place on April 18th at Whitehorse High School.

The winners and runners-up are given cash awards and opportunities for valuable scholarships offered by sixteen institutions of higher learning.

The following are winners and runners-up named at the ceremony.

English: Winner, Bianca Cowan of Carbon High School. Runners-up, Katina Bowerman of Green River High School and Sundi Decker of Emery High School.

Speech/drama: Winner, Dallyn V. Bayles of Green River High School. Runners-up, Jeanna Jensen of Emery High School and Nicolle Taylor of Carbon High School.

Mathematics: Winner, Cato Wagner of Emery High School. Runners-up, Julia Henrie of Carbon High School and Dennis Muhlestein of Monticello High School.

Social science: Winner, Dalin Holyoak of Grand County High School. Runners-up, Devere Day of Emery High School and Carrie Pressett of East Carbon High School.

Science: Winner, Christopher Kauffman of Grand County High School. Runners-up, Francine E. Holly of Whitehorse High School and Jessica Jorgensen of Carbon High School.

Visual arts: Winner, Jason Newman of Grand County High School. Runners-up, Jonathon Christiansen of San Juan High School and Kristi Kloepfer of Carbon High School.

Foreign language: Winner, Brady Cox of Emery High School. Runners-up, Bridgette Ciochetto of Carbon High School and Melody Mele of Grand County High School.

Family, consumer & health sciences: Winner, Amy Gotfredson of Carbon High School. Runners-up, Franki Fullmer of Monticello High School and Adam Thomas of Emery High School.

Technology education: Winner, Garrett McMullin of Emery High School. Runners-up, Neil Christensen of Grand County High School and Bradley Randall of Monticello High School.

Business education: Winner, Michelle Olderog of San Juan High School. Runners-up, Aaron Holyoak of Grand County High School and Monica Milovich of Carbon High School.

Music: Winner, Charlotte Roberts of Monument Valley High School. Runners-up, Jinil Harvey of San Juan High School and Daniel Hunter of Monticello High School.

General scholarship: Winner, Ryan Madsen of Carbon High School. Runners-up, Mistie Johansen of Emery High School and Andrea Rowley of Green River High School.